Technology Alberta Industry Association Invites Alberta's High Tech Business Leaders to Enhance Their Business Success

Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31pm EST

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  EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Feb 14 (MARKET WIRE) --
Technology Alberta Industry Association will be hosting "Technology
Alberta LAUNCH!" on February 21st, 2013 at the AITF Auditorium in
Edmonton, Alberta. With the association's focus on growing public
awareness and increasing public advocacy for Alberta's high tech
companies, this event covers important aspects that enhance the business
success of all high tech companies in Alberta.

    "The time for diversification is now, especially in light of recent
events affecting our provincial budget," explains Randy Marsden, Chairman
of the Alberta Technology Industry Association Board. "Alberta has all
the right ingredients to become a global technology powerhouse- we just
need to help make sure those ingredients are mixed together in the right
way to make that goal into a reality"

    Highlights of the event include guest speakers such as Edmonton
entrepreneurs Greg Zeschuk (Co-founder of Bioware), Bruce Johson (former
CEO of Intuit), and many others who have created technology success
stories in Alberta. Panel discussions and policy break-out sessions will
be used to engage and educate attendees on opportunities and tactics that
can launch funding and commercialization efforts. The event also includes
exhibits from organizations providing commercialization services
including Public Relations, Marketing and IP protection.

    Sponsors thanked for this event include TEC Edmonton, AITF, Bennett
Jones, Axia and DONOVAN Creative.  As an award-winning, full-service
brand, research, marketing, and communications agency located in downtown
Edmonton, DONOVAN Creative is a strong supporter of this event.

    "At DONOVAN we work with companies around the world with the goal of
growing their businesses, brands, market opportunities and partnerships,"
says Michael Donovan, President and Chief Creative Officer of DONOVAN
Creative. "With so many opportunities for high tech companies in Alberta,
and a strong need for economic diversity, we look forward to meeting the
attendees of 'Technology Alberta LAUNCH!' and providing insight for
success." 

    Registered attendees are also invited to take part in the career event
beginning at 5 p.m. (hosted in conjunction with BESTT and Cool
Companies). With dozens of job seekers already confirmed, the career
event is designed to help Alberta's high tech companies find new
employees with science and technology backgrounds. The event also
includes meals and refreshments along with a chance to win donated box
seat Edmonton Oilers tickets for that night. 

    The Technology Alberta Industry Association invites any size technology
company in Alberta and anyone that is interested in the commercialization
of this industry to this event. For more information and to register for
"Technology Alberta LAUNCH!" please visit www.ab-bestt.ca. 

    About The Technology Alberta Industry Association 

    Technology Alberta Industry Association is an industry-led association
make up of Alberta-based technology companies. The association takes its
direction on its programs and activities from its members, who are
working together to make a positive difference for Alberta's high tech
business community. 

    About BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent) 

    BESTT is a new and innovative non-profit that acts as a bridge between
Alberta Industry/High-Tech Companies and technical professionals who are
seeking entry into the innovation workforce. It is a collaboration
between industry, government and academia. For more information:
www.ab-bestt.ca

    About Cool Companies

    Designed for entrepreneurial business leaders looking for cool
opportunities, Cool Companies industry guides profile Alberta's most
innovative high tech companies. www.coolcompanies.ca

    About DONOVAN Creative 

    Building brands is our business. DONOVAN specializes in developing
powerful and integrated brand, marketing, and communications strategies.
We help you attract new customers, new investors, new markets, and new
opportunities with our complete, and fully managed services. We will
build, enhance, promote and measure your brand and marketing
communications programs wherever you work in the world. DONOVAN is proud
to sponsor "Technology Alberta LAUNCH!"

    Technology Alberta LAUNCH! would like to thank these additional sponsors:
TEC Edmonton, AITF, Bennett Jones, and Axia

Contacts:
Technology Alberta
Drew McNaughton
President
Drew.McNaughton@axia.com

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